A page-turning psychological thriller, the new novel from CWA Dagger winner Steve Mosby explores the blurred lines between truth and fiction.
When a car crashes into a garage on an ordinary street, the attending officer is shocked to look inside the damaged building and discover a woman imprisoned within. As the remains of several other victims are found in the attached house, police believe they have finally identified the Red River Killer—a man who has been abducting women for nearly twenty years and taunting the police with notes about his crimes. But now the main suspect, John Blythe, is on the run. As the manhunt for Blythe intensifies, Detective Inspector Will Turner finds himself fighting to stay involved in the investigation. The Red River killings hold a personal significance to him and he must be the one to find the killer, although he's determined to keep this from his fellow officers at all costs.
Praise for Steve Mosby:
"One of a handful of writers who make me excited about crime fiction."-Val McDermid
"Thriller readers who yearn for intrigue, swift pacing, and surreal happenings will enjoy every word of Steve Mosby."-New York Journal of Books
"Mosby joins Ken Bruen, Mo Hayder, Val McDermid, and others on the dark side of UK crime fiction; his thrillers build suspense superbly, but his real strength is in character development."-Booklist
"Mosby has the talent to build both physical and psychological suspense. And he proves once again that he really knows how to work the strings."-Kirkus Reviews
"Absorbing. Mosby expertly intertwines the main plot lines with several subplots in this psychologically attuned thriller."-Publishers Weekly
"A sharply written thriller with well-developed characters and an atmosphere so threatening you can almost feel it jump off the page. One of the best I've read recently in drawing great psychological portraits, and that goes for both the heroes and the villains."-Criminal Element
"Not for the faint of heart or stomach, but for the rest of you, this novel heralds the American debut of a major new voice in crime fiction."-BookPage